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TTD Welcomes Final Train Consist Rule to Improve Hazmat Communications for First Responders

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WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, issued the following statement after the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a final rule that requires railroads to provide first responders with electronic real-time train consist information about the transportation of hazardous materials in their communities: “As the nation’s largest […]

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Transportation Labor Stands With ILA Port Workers in Contract Negotiations From East to Gulf Coast

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WASHINGTON — Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, issued this statement of support for America’s largest port workers union, the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), which halted contract negotiations with port management this week: “From coast to coast, we stand strong with union port workers […]

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Rail Labor Applauds Final FRA Certification Rules for Signal Employees and Dispatchers

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WASHINGTON– Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, issued the following statement after the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued final rules that require railroads to establish formal programs for the certification and training of dispatchers and signalmen: “As the nation’s largest transportation labor federation, representing the entirety of freight rail […]

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Nation’s Top Transportation Labor Leaders Convene to Outline Federal Policy Goals

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WASHINGTON – National leaders from more than 30 transportation labor unions convened at a bi-annual Executive Committee meeting to adopt policy goals that support the workers who build, operate and maintain the nation’s transportation systems. Featured speakers included AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond, Senate Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell, and White House Deputy Chief of Staff […]

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TTD Applauds Final Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill

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WASHINGTON — Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, issued the following statement after a key vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by a vote of 387-26, sending it to the president’s desk for signature: “I join labor leaders around the country […]

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TTD Supports Push for Railroads to Address Staffing Shortages that Compromise Safety and Service for Americans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) called on the six Class I railroads to address severe staffing shortages that are endangering workers, increasing the risk of derailments and accidents, and raising costs for Wisconsin farmers, businesses, and consumers. In letters to Union Pacific Railroad, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, Norfolk Southern, CSX Transportation, […]

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Nation’s Labor Leaders Call for Expeditious Passage of FAA Reauthorization

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WASHINGTON — Ahead of a key vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, the nation’s top labor leaders voiced their support for swift action by the chamber of the U.S. Congress to pass the FAA reauthorization legislation and send it to the president’s desk for signature. “It is imperative that the House of Representatives pass […]

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Transportation Labor Unions Applaud Federal Investigations into Waymo and Zoox

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WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, issued the following statement after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched federal investigations into Waymo and Zoox this week, nearly six months after dozens of transportation labor unions called for a federal investigation of this kind: “Six months after […]

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TTD Supports Legislation to Bolster Public Transit Service Across the Country

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and John Fetterman (D-Pa.) announced their introduction of legislation to boost federal funding for state and local transit agencies to improve service, safety, and reliability for riders. The Moving Transit Forward Act creates a new federal funding program under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration […]

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TTD Statement on Norfolk Southern Proxy Vote

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WASHINGTON – Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, issued the following statement after Norfolk Southern announced that Shareholders voted to elect 10 of the railroad’s 13 leadership nominees, including CEO Alan Shaw: “In an industry that is nearly wall-to-wall unionized, the voice of rail workers and their unions is […]

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